Has the Situation Rooms of White House been renovated?
News viral on Social Media: Questions are being raised over Donald Trump White house room and previous president room during Situation Rooms after an image was released by the white house.
In the viral picture, President Trump is joined by VP Mike Pence, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, left; Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, Deputy Director for Special Operations..
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Facts Check Analysis: A huge comparison is being made after the picture released by The White House. The comparison is being done of two pictures one from the White House Situation Room during the killings of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday 2019 and of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden eight years earlier capture the vastly different styles of two American presidents.
Early in May 2011, the images from the Situation Room were totally different from the current Situation Room images In 2019. Situation Room is a photograph taken by White House photographer Pete Souza in its namesake, the White House Situation Room, at 4:05 pm on May 1, 2011. The photograph shows President of the United States Barack Obama along with his national security team, receiving live updates from Operation Neptune Spear, which led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.
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Looks like either the Situation Room has been redesigned or something is fishy in Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the national-security team during the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden in May 2011 images from Situation Room. When the image was taken in a small, poorly lit conference room. The is no center conference table. People in the conference room are casually dressed.
In the current Donald Trump picture from the White House, it can be seen all the gentlemen in the picture in a big room. All are wearing proper uniforms and just to represent a perfect picture. The Trump photograph, with the president in the center and looking severe, is more formal and reflects the tight circle of advisers from whom he solicits advice.
This has led to wide figure pointing at Donald Trump, as many news of Donald Triumph has turned. Many of Social media has claimed this event to be staged.
Looking at the picture we can see Trump is looking directly into the camera.
Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photography Office, called the timestamp of the Situation Room picture into question Sunday morning. He said, "The raid, as reported, took place at 3:30PM Washington time. The photo, as shown in the camera IPTC data, was taken at '17:05:24,'" Souza remarked on Twitter Sunday. He was replying to a tweet from White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President, Dan Scavino Jr.
The raid, as reported, took place at 3:30PM Washington time. The photo, as shown in the camera IPTC data, was taken at "17:05:24". https://t.co/XV0MFfFiTt— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) October 27, 2019
Just to be clear, I didn't say it was staged. Trump himself said he didn't arrive to the Situation Room until "around 5pm". So it's definitely possible the photo was taken during the raid. https://t.co/h3yx8BbLAT— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) October 27, 2019
It is tough o claim that the pictures are fake or not from the real time, until white House itself doesn’t comes out and speak.